Electric cars are getting significantly cheaper and faster and the battery lives are improving constantly. This is inherent in Volkswagen's new model, the I.D., part of a group of electric vehicles planned to be released by 2020.
It has a 167 horsepower electric motor and a driving range between 250 and 373 miles per charge. It is expected to take about 15 minutes to charge the battery to 80% and will likely cost less than $30,000 (cheaper than the Tesla 3).
Volkswagen is committing themselves to releasing 25 models of electric vehicle by 2025, including a, a sedan, sports car, SUV and a production version of the Budd-e concept car. All of these cars will have automated driving technology.
Volkswagen claims the I.D. will be the first model to be released, though others have postited that the Budd-e will be their first choice.